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Success at the Black Country Chamber Your Future Careers Fair at Willenhall E-Act Academy

DSC 0064The Black Country Chamber of Commerce are delighted with the success of their latest Your Future Careers Fairs supported by Walsall Education Business Partnership. The Fair had a fantastic 40 stands on show to the young people at Willenhall E-Act Academy. About 500 students from the age of 13 to 18 attended the Your Future Careers Fair which was held on 23rd February. This event was free to attend and gave young people a chance to meet a variety of further education providers, training providers, apprenticeship supporters and local businesses offering advice and guidance.  

Your Future Careers Fairs is a government funded national project to deliver 250 events through Chambers of Commerce, attracting over 70,000 young people across England.

The aim of Your Future Careers Fairs is to inspire, enthuse and motivate young people aged 14-24, encouraging them to actively think about their future career progression, the employment options available to them and to make the most of their remaining time in education.

Kerry Collins, Kerry Collins Recruitment, commented: “I was delighted to be asked to attend the Careers Fair.  As an ex-pupil of what was then Willenhall Comprehensive School I saw it as an opportunity to show my appreciation for the fantastic education and experience I’d had there.  Over and above academic success, I was encouraged and supported by the teaching staff so that my confidence levels were high when I left – key to setting up my own business.

“The students were in turn enthusiastic and keen but nervous and I’m sure events such as the Careers Fair are essential to helping to steadily build this confidence.  I hope the pupils got as much out of it as I did.”  

Black Country Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Willenhall E-Act Academy for their continued support of the Black Country Chamber and their passion to help young people with their future ambitions.

Thank you also goes to all the stand holders for their time and energy at the Your Future Careers Fair and the support of Walsall Education Business Partnership: 3aaa Academy Wolverhampton, Accord Group, Barhale, Barratt Homes West Midlands, Birmingham City University, Centro, City of Wolverhampton College, Compton Hospice, Cre8 Sales Solutions Ltd, Dudley Canal Trust (Trips), Dudley College, Express & Star, FBC Manby Bowdler, George Green LLP, GTG Training, In Touch Games, Interserve, J.S. Wright & Co Ltd, Kerry Collins Recruitment Ltd, Ladder 4 the Black Country, Landau Ltd, MET Recruitment UK Ltd, National Express, People Plus, PGO Trade UK Ltd - Pet Goods Online, Royal Air Force, Sensory Wise, Silverbug IT, Simco External Framing Solutions Limited, Staffordshire University, Swimming Teacher’s Association, The Midcounties Co-operative, University of Wolverhampton, Utility Warehouse, Walsall Adult Community College, Walsall College, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall Works, WM Jobs Teams, Wolves Community Trust, Zero Cases (UK) Ltd.

If you are a business that would like to get involved in our next Your Future Careers Fair on 10th March then please contact Catrin Guy on 01902 912305 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Last modified on Tuesday, 01 March 2016 16:03

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